Is basil taking over your garden or window box? Now’s definitely the time to stockpile that freezer with the good stuff. And by “good stuff” I mean Pesto Sauce, people. Pesto is in the fast food category at our house. Stash a stockpile of it in the freezer and you have a wealth of easy but flavorful meals waiting to be made at a moments notice.
I’ve told you before just how much homemade pesto rocks! I’ve even given you five great uses for it besides as a pasta topping as well as a creamy variation on the classic pasta sauce. But today my friends, I give you yet another tasty recipe using pesto and quite possibly my favorite of the bunch: Pesto Roasted Chicken thighs. That’s right! Pesto makes an excellent chicken coating and the recipe couldn’t be simpler. Just make up a batch of your favorite pesto, slater it under the skin of some chicken thighs (or your favorite part of the chicken), bake and eat. That’s it. That’s all.
This dish is flavor packed and so gorgeous when it comes out of the oven. The chicken remains incredibly moist and the pesto is sort of a flavorful surprise hiding underneath that crispy skin. Best of all, it’s the kind of recipe that is easy enough for a weeknight meal but gorgeous enough to entertain with—LOVE THAT! Now go and hop on over to Baby Gizmo for the recipe and get started on stock piling that fridge with some pesto sauce.